Tour de France 2014 TV Coverage
The Tour de France is an annual bicycle race that covers more than 3,500 kilometres (2,200mi) throughout France and a bordering country. The race usually lasts 23 days and attracts cyclists from around the world. The race is broken down into day-long segments, called stages. Individual times to finish each stage are totalled to determine the overall winner for the race. The rider with the least elapsed time each day wears a yellow jersey. The course changes every year but it has always finished in Paris. There are similar races in Italy and Spain but the Tour de France is the oldest, the most prestigious and the best known.
Tour de France 2014 TV Coverage – UK TV Coverage of the Tour de France
The Tour de France will be broadcast on ITV (mainly on ITV4) with many of the stages live
ITV4 is available for free on Freeview, cable and satellite systems. ITV4 HD is available via satellite with a Sky HD TV subscription
Eurosport (and Eurosport HD) will be covering all stages live. The Tour de France will be shown live on ITV4 and British Eurosport, with a comprehensive package of television coverage for British viewers.
British Eurosport’s coverage comprises of live action footage, plus an edited highlights show each evening.
British Eurosport is available on cable and satellite systems. It requires a Sky subscription on satellite TV.
British Eurosport HD is available the Sky HD satellite systems. It requires a Sky HD subscription.
Tour de France 2014 TV Coverage – Spanish TV Coverage of the Tour de France
Spanish TV channels will also be covering Le Tour – normally TVE 1, 2, and Teledeporte. These all available for free.
The 2014 Tour de France route
Running from Saturday July 5th to Sunday July 27th 2014, the 101th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,664 kilometres.
These stages have the following profiles:
9 flat stages
5 hill stages
6 mountain stages with 5 altitude finishes
1 individual time-trial stage
2 rest days
There are 9 new stage cities
Leeds, Harrogate, York, Sheffield, Cambridge, Ypres, Oyonnax, Risoul, Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour
The stages of the 2014 Tour de France
Stage 1 190.5 km Leeds / Harrogate
Stage 2 201 km York / Sheffield
Stage 3 155 km Cambridge / Londres
Stage 4 163.5 km Le Touquet-Paris-Plage / Lille Métropole
Stage 5 155.5 km Ypres / Arenberg Porte du Hainaut
Stage 6 194 km Arras / Reims
Stage 7 234.5 km Épernay / Nancy
Stage 8 161 km Tomblaine / Gérardmer La Mauselaine
Stage 9 170 km Gérardmer / Mulhouse
Stage 10 161.5 km Mulhouse / La Planche des Belles Filles
Rest day Besançon
Stage 11 187.5 km Besançon / Oyonnax
Stage 12 185.5 km Bourg-en-Bresse / Saint-Étienne
Stage 13 197.5 km Saint-Étienne / Chamrousse
Stage 14 177 km Grenoble / Risoul
Stage 15 222 km Tallard / Nîmes
Rest day Carcassonne
Stage 16 237.5 km Carcassonne / Bagnères-de-Luchon
Stage 17 124.5 km Saint-Gaudens / Saint-Lary Pla d’Adet
Stage 18 145.5 km Pau / Hautacam
Stage 19 208.5 km Maubourguet Pays du Val d’Adour / Bergerac
Stage 20 54 km Bergerac / Périgueux
Stage 21 137.5 km Évry / Paris Champs-Élysées